What’s Next of “The Turns” in
International Relations and Development
Advocating peaceful international relations, internalized human rights and sustainable developmentin Southeast Asia through academic cooperation.
Launched in 2010, the ICIRD Knowledge Network is a platform for academic cooperation among five of Thailand’s foremost providers of research and higher education, namely the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, the Master of Arts program in International Development Studies (MAIDS), Chulalongkorn University, the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University, the Regional Center for Social Sciences and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Chiang Mai University and the School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University. These five institutions are loosely affiliated in a knowledge sharing network in order to establish Thailand and its universities as a venue for international scholarly exchange and academic networking among renowned scholars around the world.
The visions of the ICIRD knowledge sharing network, with a focus on the fields of International Relations, International Development Studies, and Human Rights in Southeast Asia, are:
The name of the network stems from its first joint activity is the International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD).
The International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD) is one of the key activities organized within the framework of the ICIRD Knowledge Network.
The main objective of the conference is to provide a forum for debate among scholars, practitioners, civil society and community representatives on current development, international relations and human rights trends in Southeast Asia. The conference focuses on particular themes which differ from year to year.
The conference was held annually from the 1st to 4th ICIRD, and is held bi-annually started from the 5th ICIRD on a rotating basis at the Network’s partner institutions in Thailand. This year’s conference, the 6th International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD 2019), will be hosted by Mae Fah Luang University on November 22-23, 2019.
The 6th International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD) 2019 will hold the theme
"A New Global Network : What’s Next of “The Turns” in International Relations and Development”.
This theme will be elaborated into several sub-themes: